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__THE MICHIGAAN DAILY FlUDAY

, MAY 13, 1938

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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NIGHT EDITOR: TUtRE TENANDER
It is important for society to avoid the
neglect of adults, but positively dangerous
for it to thwart the ambition of youth to
reform the world. Only the schools which
act on this belief are educational Institu-
tions in the best meaning. of the term.
- Alexander G. Ruthven
The editorials published In The Michigan
Daily are written by members of the Daily
stAff and represent the views of the writers
oinly.
TIhe Kid
S e Street ..
SPRING BRINGS each year among
Other things, Tag Day, on which are
sold tags for the worthy cause of sending under-
privileged American children to summer camps.
To maiy, after almost a year of ceaseless tag
days conceived to send relief to China. Spain, and"
many other parts of the world, more solicitation
seems to be exorbitant and something to be-
ignored.
The fact that is notable about Friday's sale,
however, is that it is for the benefit of Amer-
ican youngsters, and not for the inhabitants of
some foreign land. The slum-bred, poorly cared
for children of this country should draw just as
much sympathy concretely and otherwise, as
those who are really not our responsibility, and
at any rate they should not be given any less
attention than the latter.
It is not necessary to repeat an account of
the excellent advantages that the "fresh air"
-camps give to children, who have never seen sun-
shine except as through the pall of city dust
and smke; who have never had a playground
in which they didn't have to spend most of their
time dodging traffic and keeping an eye on the
corner cop; or who never could go swimming
except in the greasy black water by the ferry
boat docks. These things do not need repeating;1
they are too obvious.
That someone at home, near at hand, is in need
is sdmetimes forgotten, however, in the fervor
of sending ambulances to Spain and rice cakes
to the coolies. The kid in the. American street
needs a few breaths of fresh air.
Robert Bogle.
And His Gods.
UOTING from a recent Associated
Press dispatch: "It is not a mere
incident but a dispensation of the almighty g
that two such mighty statesmen should have me
in a friendship destined to be everlasting . ."

These are the words of Adolf Hitler.
The use of the term "almighty gods" proves to
the world exactly where Der Fuehrer stands. He
is not speaking of the God of Christianity ano
Judaism, but of the Nordic dieties, Wotan and
Thor. The camouflage of the Niemoller-Muller
controversy has been washed off and we can see
just how Christian the National Socialist regime
is. Hitler, Rosenberg. erstwhile head of foreign
affairs. Darre; minister of agriculture, and Hit-
ler-Youth-Leader von Schirach are not against
Nienzoller and a free Lutheran Church Their
quarrel is with (1hristianity and its concept of a
unTfiversal God.
Goebbels has claimed that the quarrel between
church and state is merely one of organization.
But Nazi theory and practice contradict this.
The Party programme declares that the people
must obey the instructions of the State; there
can be no higher authority, no divided alle-
giances.
,"We wish for no other God than Germany,"
Hitler has said, while von Schirach, during a
ceremony of the Hitler Youth, proclaimed, "I am

absolute dictator, a brief note from him and pa-
ganism will descend to its once-buried Valhalla.
But he does not stop paganist propaganda. He
does not prevent Himmler from educating the
Storm Troops on anti-Christian doctrines. He
does not halt von Schirach's fire-worshipping
parleys, nor does he discard Rosenberg as he
did Roehm and von Blomberg.
The excuse can no longer be given that Hitler
does not know; that these trends are independent
of his brand of National Socialism. For he has
admitted to us the names of those whom he
credits for his success: the Sun God, the Moon
goddess and their progeny, Adolf Hitler.
Leonard Schleider.
Thie Governmen t
A11 Unwelconle Censor...
R ECENT HEADLINES have described
confiscation of thousands of copies
of Life Magazine, suspension of use of the mails
for Ken Magazine and Prosecutor Duncan Mc-
Crea's ban on Hemingway's late novel. One
wonders how much of what we read is censored
and how effective this may be made at any time.
Life published a synopsis of a moving picture
belonging to the American Committee on Ma-
ternal Welfare and endorsed by physicians al-
most universally. Local offices in several cities
confiscated copies of the magazine. Heming-
way had published another book on the life of a
Florida racketeer Seven months later it was
ordered removed from the library system. Ken,
several weeks ago, published an article allegedly
written by a prostitute. Local papers reported
that Farley had ordered Ken suspended. Of the
three, this article was in the poorest taste. Its
reason for being printed is, if any exists, extreme-
ly elusive, but the government had asserted its
power to censor. With these three examples,
the charges have become serious.
The crux of the matter is just who is to be
"guardian of the public's morals." Is it the
publisher, the government or the individual? The
ideal situation is for 'the individual to guard
himself from what he should not or does not
care to read. He selects the papers and mag-
azines he wishes to read, thereby placing his
faith in his publisher -This faith he backs up
with his money. This is the controlling force
with which he keeps the publisher and author
in hand. - In this way the individual assures
himself of getting only the truth, or only what
he wants to read. But when the government,
local or national, interferes, dictating what he
can and what he cannot read, he is never sure
of the facts he sees. The government is not,
exactly an impartial referee as we can see in
modern Europe. Along with the development
of a free press has come the liberation of the
populace. Along with authoritarian government
goes a regimented press.
Charles Dana, editor of the New York Sun,
had for his motto "What the good God lets
happen, I am not ashamed to print." Life, Hem-
ingway, Ken and others are trying to change
this "ashamed" to "afraid."
Meanwhile, obvious untruths in newspapers
are not -illegal. Dorothy Thompson can still
go on writing things untrue as Heywood Broun
charges. The Hearst papers still go on chang-
ing dispatches as the Associated Press, charges.
Walter Lippman continues to mangle history
as our own professors will testify. But we are
prevented from reading the truth because it of-
fends the tastes of certain persons. Zola, Hen-
drik Ibsen, Hardy, Flaubert were all accused
of writing immoral literature which we now have
accepted as literature. It is their fight being
carried on that we see today.
Malcolm Long.

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1-eyw ood Broun
I think that motion picture exhibitors are un-
grateful when they single out certain stars and
assert that the ladies have lost their luster. These
were the great names of the screen once upon a
time. Perhaps they still are. It is just barely
possible that the whole con-
troversy is a press agent
stunt to diaw patrons into
heavy arguments ad up to
the box office.
This I doubt. There is a
certain tide in the affairs of
} y :K men and nations and motion
picture stars. And if a play-
er begins to lose something
of her popularity, it really
indicates that she has done
her job too well They tell me that in the begin-
ning Westerns were supported largely by cowboy
audiences. The men on the ranges had never
seen such costumes or incidents and episodes.
They would ride dozens of miles across the
prairie to get away from their own humdrum
existence. But presently the actual cowboy began
to look exactly like the motion picture ones. ;Art
always manages to stay a couple of jumps ahead
of life, and when life catches up it wants some-
thing different.
The riders of the purple sage never knew that
it was purple until they saw it in technicdlor
After the phenomenon had been called to their
attention they weren't interested any more. And
what was the point of riding many miles to-see
Tom Mix when everbod in the bunkhouse had
a ten-gallon hat copied precisely after the pat-
tern of that worn by the actor?
I'm told that today the cowboys go in chiefly
for light drawing room comedies and particularly
films concerning English butlers. But when the
ranch house cook learns the trick of looking and
sounding exactly like Jeeves the whole crowd will
pass up this type of picture and enlist in the vast
army which follows Shirley Temple.
Greatest Draw i The Country
I have a great admiration for the skill of Miss
Temple, and I'm told that right now she is the
greatest draw in the country. But disillusion
may lurk just around the corner. Hundreds and
thousands of doting ,mothers are dressing up
their kids to make them look as much like Shirley
Temple as possible. Some of the little brats are
even dragged down from the nursery at parties
to do imitations.
As in the case of Sheridan at Shenandoah,
these little disciples of Shirley Temple are twenty
miles away. Some of them are at least a thou-
sand miles off the individual they would portray
and yet all this is harmful to the authentic
Shirley. If her shadow and semblance, grqssly
caricatured, are to be thrust under your nose
at every turn, the law of diminishing returns
begins to set in.
If it is true that Mae West (I don't know what
the association of ideas may be) has lost some
part of her huge following, it may be traced to
the fact that so many ham amateurs and pro-
fessionals have gone around saying, "Come up
and see me some time." It got so that you didn't
even want to hear Mae West do it any more.
For my part, I believe that Joan Crawford is
just as good an actress as she ever was, but I
have seen' too many pseudo Joans employing
precisely the same tricks and makeup. And few
would ever have tired of Greta Garbo a truly
great artist, if one smM-li privilege had been ac-
corded to her. The authorities should have given
her permission to carry a shotgun and mow down
anybody who said, "I tank I go home now."
Personalities Too Vivid
On the stage as well as on the screen many
players suffer because their personalities are too
vivid and they do things too well. Miss Ethel
Barrymore once ran into a terrific slump because
she read a line superbly. Every dinner party
contained some miss from finishing school who
would say when the coffee was served, "That's
all there is. There isn't any more."

It is a mistake to do anything too well. I imag-
ine that the tragedy of the one perfect perform-
ance might even afflict a columnist, although I
will admit that, as far as I know, this problem
still remains academic.
Frank Stockton once wrote a short story about
a playwright who did a smash hit. His next play
was not so good, and all the critics compared it
to the first one. Finally, everything he wrote
was a failure, and the reviewers invariably re-{
ferred to him as a man who was good once.
As OthersSeeIt ,
Alabama Jolts Klan
Alabama has given the Democratic nomination
for Governor, which in that State is equivalent
to election, to Frank M. Dixon, a man who prom-
ised in his campaign speeches to "drop the Kilby
penitentiary on anyone who begins riding around
in a night shirt, frightening the countryside."
And the Governor-to-be is described as a very
determined sort of fellow. He is a former World
War aviator, and was decorated for bravery
for bringing his machine down safely after one
of his legs was shot off in combat with a German.
plane. He is a nephew of Thoinas Dixon, who
preserved the drama of Reconstruction days,
including some Klan episodes, in novels, which'
later were made into one of the most popular
films of all time, '"The Birth of a Nation." But
Alabama's gubernatorial- nominee thinks the
Klan should have passed out with the Recon-

By WILLIAM J. LICHTENWANGER
Fifth Concert
Excerpts from The Ring of the
Nibelungs - Wagner
"Let me assume for the moment
that you are a young and good-look-
ing woman. Try to imagine yourself
in that character at Klondyke in 1898.
The place is teeming with gold. If
you are content to leave the gold
alone, as the wise leave flowers with-
out plucking them, enjoying with
perfect naivete its color and glitter
and preciousness, no human being
will ever te the worse for your knowl-
edge of it; and whilst you remain in
that frame of mind the golden age
will endure.
"Now suppose a man comes along:
a man who has no sense of the golden
age, nor any power of living in the
present: a man with common desires,
cupidities, ambitions, just like most
of the men you know. Suppose you
reveal to that man the fact that if he
will only pluck this gold up and turn'
it into money, millions of men, driven
by the invisible whip of hunger, will
toil, underground and overground day
and night to pile up more and more
gold for him until he is master of the
world! You will find that the pros-
pect will not tempt him so much as
you might imagine, because it involves
some distasteful trouble to himself
to start with, and because there is
something else within his reach in-
volving no distasteful toil, which he
desires more passionately; and that
is yourself. So long as he is pre-
occupied with love of you the gold,
and all that it implies, will escape
him; the golden age will endure. Not
until he forswears love will he stretch
out his hand to the gold, and find
the Plutonic empire for himself. But
the choice between love and gold may
not rest altogether with him. He may
be an ugly, ungracious, unamiable
person, whose affections may seem
merely ludicrous and despicable t
you. In that case'you may repulse
him, and most bitterly humiliate and1
disappoint him. What is left to him
then but to curse the love he can
never win and turn remorselessly to
the gold? With that, he will make
short work of your golden age, and
leave you lamenting its lost thought-
fulness and sweetness.
Golden Cities
"In due time the gold of Klondyke
will find its way to the great cities
of the world. But the old dilemma
will keep continually reproducing it-
self. The man who will turn his back
on love, and upon all the fruitful
creative, life-pursuing activities into
which the loftiest human energy can
develop it, and will set himseli
single-heartedly to gather gold in an
exultant dream of wielding its Plu-
tonic powers, will find the treasure
yielding quickly to his touch. But few
men will make the sacrifice voluntar-
ily. Not until the Plutonic power i
so strongly set up that the highe-
human impulses are suppressed a
rebellious, and even the mere appe-
tites are denied, starved, and in-
sulted when they cannot purchas
their satisfaction with gold, are the
energetic spirits driven to build thei
lives upon riches. How inevitable
that course has become to us is plair
enough to those who have the power
of understanding what they see as
they look at the plutocratic societieI
of our modern capitals."
According to Mr. Shaw
Such, according to George Ber-
nard Shaw in his The Perfect Wag-
nerite, is the thesis on which Wagne
based his cyclic music drama, Th(
Ring of the Nibelungs. The gnomisl
Alberich is repulsed in his amoro'
attempts upon the rhinemaidens, fai
wardens of the symbolic gold. He

takes the only course left him in hi
frustration and forswears love ant
all that it stands for, thereby gaining
the gold and its vast powers. But
immediately he is tricked of hi
hoard by Wotan, father of the god-
family and symbol of law and right
whose greed for luxury and omnipo-
tence has led him into an indebted-
ness with the giants, brutes of phys-
ical strength, and who steals from
Alberich to pay them. One giant killn
another to save sharing the reward.
and so the "old dilemma continuall3
reproduces" throughout fourteen
hours of tightly woven music drama'
until the slate is wiped clean and
the universe returned to its "golden
age" by the sacrificial love of Brun-
hilde at the close of Goetterdaem-
merung, as she gives back the golder-
ring to its rightful owners and car-
ries the whole decadent civilizatior
of gods, giants, dwarfs and men with
her into Siegfried's flaming pyre.
35 Years After
Today, thirty-five years after th(
writing of Shaw's book and the period
of countless other tracts which hailed
Wagner as the supreme philosopher.
dramatist, musician, and plastic art-
ist all in one, we have come to realize
that Wagner the Great Artist was
Wagner the Musician, that the other,
aspects of his nature were, sowto
speak, merely the scaffolding with
the aid of which his mightly musical
edifices were erected-necessary at
the time of construction, but later
to be removed and forgotten. So
Shaw's highly individual, interesting,

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
Vniverstty. Copy received at'the office of the Assistant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

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should not be done except by those for
whom it is necessary to reach their
own cars. On several occasions pe-
destrians have escaped by the nar-
rowest chance being hit by drivers
backing out from a parking stall. A
moment or two saved by walking
"cross-lots" is comparatively of small
importance.
It is repeated that all persons are
urged and warned not to walk unnec-
sarily in parking spaces or driveways.
Note to Seniors, June Graduates,
and Graduate Students: Please file
application for degrees or any spe-1
cial certificates (i.e. Geology Certifi- t
cate, Journalism Certificate, etc.) at
once if you expect to receive a de-
gree or certificate at commence-
ment in June. We cannot guaran-
tee that the University will confer a
degree or certificate at commence-1
ment upon any student who fails to
file such application before the close
of business on Wednesday, May 18. If
application is received later than May
18, your degree or certificate may not
be awarded until next fall.
Candidates for degrees or certifi-
mates may fill out card at once at
ffice of the secretary or recorder of
uheir own school or college .(students
enrolled in the College of Litera-
mure, Science,tand the Arts, College of
9rchitecture, School of Music, School
>f Education, and School of Forestry
and Conservation, please note that
application blank may be obtained
and filed in the Registrar's Office,
Room 4, University Hall). All ap-
>lications for the Teacher's Certifi-1
;ate should be made at the office of
;he School of Education.
Please do not delay until the last
lay, as more than 2,500 diplomas
and certificates 'must be lettered,1
;igned, and sealed and we shall be1
greatly helped in this work by the
3ary filing of applications and the(
:esulting longer period for prepara-
tion.
The filing of these applications does
tot involve the payment of any fee
whatsoever.
Shirley W. Smith.
To the Members of the University
Senate: There will be a meeting of
;he University Senate on Monday,
Nay 16, at 4:15 p.m. in Room C,
Haven Hall.t
Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary.I
Attention. Seniors. The Burr, Pat-
;erson & Auld Company, 603 Church
St., will continue to accept orders for
'ommencement Announcements un-1
Ail 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14,
'ollowing which time there will be no
1urther opportunity to purchase these1
,ommencement booklets and folds.
German Departmental Library: All1
ooks, unless due at an earlier datei
nust be returned on or before May 23.t
Summer Work: The Golfmore Ho-]
el, Grand Beach, Michigan, has just
lotified the Bureau of Appointments(
,hat the students who made applica-
;ion for summer work there in Feb
'uary cannot be considered since their
season opens too early for the em-1
Mloyment of college students.
University Bureau of Appointments1
and Occupational Information,.
201 Mason Hall
Phi Beta Kappa: Attention new
nembers: The key order has been
;omewhat delayed by the illness of
;he Secretary.
Academic Notices1
Directed Teaching,nQualifying Ex
urination: All students expecting to,
to directed teaching next semester
are required to pass a qualifying ex-
imination in the subject which they
,xpect to teach. This examination
mill be held on Saturday, May 21, at 1
>.m. Students will meet in the audi-
orium of the University High School..

the examination will consume about
.our hours' time; promptness is there-
fore essential.
Mathematics 300, Orientation Sem-
nar: Will meet Friday at 4 p.m in
Room 3014 Angell Hall. Mr. Herbert
3-rosch will speak on "Mathematical
Particles in the Expanding Universe."
T. H. Hildebrandt
Events Today
Concerts
The May Festival: The schedule of
.M~ay Festival concerts is as follows:
Third Concert: Friday afternoon,
2:30. Albert Spalding, Violinist; Har-
lin Van Deursen, Baritone; The Chil-
iren's Festival Chorus; The Phila-
ielphia Orchestra, Juva Higbee and
Eugene Ormandy, Conductors.
Fourth Concert: Friday evening,
.3:30. Nino Martini, 'Tenor; The
Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Or-
mandy, Conductor.
Fifth Concert: Saturday afternoon,
2:30. All Wagner Program. Marjorie
Lawrence, Soprano; The Philadelphia
Orchestra; Eugene' Ormandy, Con-

ers of season tickets are requested to
detach before leaving home, and pre-
sent for admission, only the coupons
for the respective concerts. Those
leaving the Auditorium during in-
termission are required to present
their ticket stubs before re-admission.
Doors will be closed during numbers.
Parking regulations under the di-
rection of the Police Department and
the Buidings and Grounds Depart-
ment will be in operation during the
Festival. The University Musical So-
ciety will greatly appreciate the sym-
pathetic cooperation of all in atten-
dance, to the end that confusion, in-
terruptions, etc., may be reduced to a
minimum.
Charles A. Sink, President.
English Journal Club: Mr. Robert
Warshaw will speak on "Some Ap-
proaches to Shakespeare" at the
meeting Friday, May 13, at 4:15 p.m.,
in the English Seminar Room in An-
gell Hall. The faculty, members and
guests are cordially invited to attend
and to participate in the discussion
following the paper.
Nomiations for faculty and stu-
dent offices will be submitted by the
Executive Committee at the business
meeting at 4 p.m.; all members are
urged to be present.
Students in Recreational Leader-
ship: The class will meet at the
Women's Athletic Building today at
4 o'clock before leaving for the out-
door supper.
1938 Dramatic Season. Box office,
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre now open
daily, 10 to 6, for season and in-
dividual ticket sale. Phone 6300.
Stalker Hall. Class in "Through the
Old Testament" led by Dr. Brashares
at 7:15 o'clock.
Open House at 8:30 p.m. All Metho-
dist students and their friends are in-
vited.
Hillel Foundation: Services tonight
will take place from 7:15 to 7:45.
Coming Ei vents
Attention Foreign Students: The
Counselor to Foreign Students and
Mrs. Nelson wish to entertain the
foreign students who plan to leave
the University between now and next
fall in their home Sunday, May 22.
If, students who have not already re-
ported their plans will leave their
names in Professor Nelson's office,
arrangements will be made for trans-
portation.
American Association of University
Professors: The annual dinner meet-
ing of the local chapter will be held
on Monday, May 16, at 6:30 -at the
Michigan Union. ' Chapter officers
will be elected and there will be fur-
ther consideration of the problem of
objective appraisment of the value of
Faculty members to the University.
All members of the Faculty and oth-
ers who are not members are cordially
invited.
German Table ' for F'aculty Mem-
bers: The regular luncheon.meeting
will be held Monday at 12:10 p.m. in
the Founders' Room of the Michigan
Union. All faculty members interest-
ed in speaking German are cordially
invited. There will be an informal 10-
minute talk by Mr. Werner F. Strie-
dieck on "Kritisches uber Paul Heyse.
S.A.E.: There will be. a meeting of
the Society of Automotive Engineers
Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 .m. at the
Union. Officers for the coming year
will be elected. Professor Nickelsen
will talk on shock-absorbers and their
use on the new streamlined trains.
A special invitation is extended to
Transportation Engineers.
R.O.T.C. Ceremony, Tuesday, May
17, at 4 p.m. Report in and get
rifles at Waterman Gym.

Kappa Phi will have initiation, in-
stallation of officers, and breakfast
in honor of the seniors, Sunday, May
15, at 7:00 a.m., in Mrs. Goss' rock
garden. All members will meet at
the church, where transportation will
be furnished. All seniors are request-
ed to wear caps and gowns. We will
attend :Church in a group afterwards._
This is the last meeting of the year.
The Congregational Student Fellow-
ship will have a picnic at the Island
starting at 4:30 Sunday -afternoon.
Everyone is most welcome. Please
make reservations by Saturday noon
by calling 21679.
The Christian Student Prayer
Group will hold at its regular time,
5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 15, in the
Michigan League, a combined busi-
ness and prayer meeting. Charles H.
Trautman of the Inter-Varsity Chris-
tian Fellowship of Canada will bring
us a special message. It is important
that every student interested in the
Group be present.
Hillel Foundation: There will be a

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Second Concert
The poetic melancholy of Old Russia brooded
over Hill Auditorium last night. In Moussorg-
sky's mournful Kowantchina entr'acte, Rach-
maninoff's grimly but appealingly fatalistic chor-
al symphony, The Bells, and the B-flat minor
Piano Concerto of Tschaikowsky, was disclosed,
the soul of a unique people-a people whose art
had a vitality unseen in the music of their modern
emancipated descendapts. For the first number
Eugene Ormandy conducted the Philadelphia
Orchestra; in The Bells Dr. Earl V. Moore coor-
dinated the work of soloists Agnes Davis (so-
prano), Arthur Hackett (tenor), and Chase Baro-
meo (bass), the University Choral Union, and
the Philadelphia Orchestra, with Palmer Chris-
tian assisting at the organ. Artur Rubenstein
was soloist in the Tschaikowsky Concerto.
It was an evening of lofty ideals-except on
the part of the penny-throwing audience-and
they were remarkably achieved. Briefly but first
must be mentioned the excellent work of solo-
ists, chorus, and orchestra in The Bells; wit,
moving realism the wistful melancholy and som-
the strikingly effective score of Rachmaninoff.
Except for occasional incoherent passages in the
inner movements this is music of the first order,
and Dr. Moore, with fine support from the three
soloists and a chorus that was alert and tonally
sound. if at times top-heavy, brought about a
profoundly affecting recreation. In this sym-
phonic texture the Orchestra also played an
important role, and, as under Mr. Ormandy in
the opening and closing numbers, turned in a
completely satisfying performance,
The most rousing cheers of the evening went
to Artur Rubenstein, for his brilliantly resolute
and yet sensitive playing of the appealing Tschai-
kowsky Concerto in B-flat Minor. Although-some
in the audience seemed to be more attracted by
the artist's motions than by the remarkable ac-
curacy, fluency, and sincerity of his playing, all
were genuinely carried away by the Cossack fer-

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